My diverse range of experiences includes working as a lab tech on the Human Genome Project, teaching journalism to 230 Honduran grade-schoolers, maintaining basil and bluegill in an aquaponics system, and brewing beer, mead and wine. I served in the Peace Corps in Honduras, where I helped organize a town’s trash collection system, translated for medical groups and (most importantly) met my wonderful wife.

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Apr 22, 2014 08:02 AM ET
Intense heat during meteor impacts forged tiny bits of glass that trapped fragments of ancient plant life in Argentina. Could the same process have entombed signs of life on Mars? Continue reading →
Apr 22, 2014 11:25 AM ET
Poaching doesn't attract the same public outcry as wild predators do, according to conservation officials. Continue reading →
Apr 21, 2014 10:02 AM ET
Organic pollutants in fish create a decades-long health risk for mothers and their children. Continue reading →
Apr 22, 2014 06:00 AM ET
For Earth Day, gardeners can order open-source seeds to help ensure vegetable, fruit and grain seeds are available to everyone.
Apr 18, 2014 02:13 PM ET
Within a few more decades, dire food shortages may lead to global-scale conflict, warns a top plant scientist.
Apr 17, 2014 09:17 AM ET
The 217.78 gram (7.68 oz.) nugget is a single, intact gold crystal.
Apr 16, 2014 08:37 AM ET
The tweets of Puerto Rico's unofficial mascot, the common coqui frog, became higher pitched during the past two decades, while the animals grew shorter. Continue reading →
Apr 15, 2014 02:30 PM ET
The potent greenhouse gas methane is spewing from Pennsylvanian natural gas wells during the drilling that precedes fracking.
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